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Weather Summary for 2015 Show Rainfall 22 Inches Above Average

weatherAccording to the Sulphur Springs, the city Water Treatment Plant, rainfall for 2015 resulted in a total of 69.36 inches with 11.28 inches falling in December. Annual rainfall for Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County averages 47.2 inches according to the United States Climate Data.

The Christmas weekend, December 26-28, produced over 7 inches of the month’s total. December 13th was another day for a downpour with 2.77 inches. December saw an average temperature high of 63 and average the low was 41. Christmas Day and Saturday December 12th were the warmest days of the month with a high of 79. Average rainfall for December locally is 4.33 inches according to climate data.

For all the rain in December, October had more rainfall at 11.89 inches. The last three months of the year saw consecutive double digit rainfall.

A look at the rest of the year includes:

January—4.61 inches of rain; maximum high of 80 (January 29); average high 53; low 31

February—3.23 inches of rain; maximum high of 78 (February 15); average high 53; low 32

March—6.18 inches of rain; maximum high of 83 (March 26, 30); average high 61; low 45

April –7.63 inches of rain; maximum high 88 (April 27); average high 75; low 55

May—8.63 inches of rain; maximum high 90 (May 28); average high 81; low 63

June—3.41 inches of rain; maximum high 97 (June 10); average high 90; low 72

July—0.19 inches of rain; maximum high 104 (July 31); average high 95; low 77

August—1.12 inches of rain; maximum high 107 (August 11); average high 97; low 73 There were nine consecutive days with temperatures over 100 (August 4-12)

September—1.02 inches of rain; maximum high 100 (September 8); average high 92; low 68

October—11.89 inches of rain; maximum high 97 (October 15); average high 82; low 56

November—10.17 inches of rain; maximum high 83 (November 12); average high 66; low 48

Author: Staff Reporter

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